Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD) Arts Commission has approved a total of $77,500 in Project Grants to 18 not-for-profit arts organizations based throughout the capital region.
“The Arts Commission recognizes the positive impact these organizations have on the quality of life for residents,” says Jeremy Loveday, Arts Commission Chair. “We are pleased to see first-time applications from organizations based in jurisdictions that have recently joined the CRD Arts & Culture Support Service. They will bring unique contributions to the region’s vibrant arts and culture sector.”
The grants support a range of cultural organizations and artistic disciplines. Four of the applicants had not previously applied to the program. An overview of all of the funded projects is attached. Projects include:
- Campbell Bay Music Festival Society – Indigenous Arts Program
- India Canada Cultural Association of Victoria – Victoria India Mela
- Integrate Art Society – Feedback/Feedforward
- Pender Island Arts Society – Le Petit Salon
- Sing Your Joy – Tenth Anniversary Season
- Sooke Philharmonic Society – Community Concerts
- Veselka Ukrainian Dance Association – Ukrainian dance Performances
Saanich, Victoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, View Royal, Highlands, Metchosin, Sooke and the Southern Gulf Islands participate in the CRD Arts & Culture Support Service. More information: www.crd.bc.ca/arts.
Proud to be recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers and Canada’s Greenest Employers, the CRD delivers regional, sub-regional and local services to 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, the CRD works collaboratively with First Nations and all levels of government to enable sustainable growth, foster community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region. Visit us online at www.crd.bc.ca.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Jeremy Loveday, Chair
CRD Arts Commission
James Lam, Manager
CRD Arts & Culture